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"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."

—Julius Henry Marx (1890-1977) [Groucho] American comedian, actor, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup

 

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Children hit by tooth decay at three 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:28:02 GMT 
    More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.


Antibiotic 'link to child obesity' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:02:29 GMT 
    A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.


Phelps 'arrested for drink driving' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:09:54 GMT 
    US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore say.


Lancaster signs England deal to 2020 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:54:20 GMT 
    Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.


Almaz's story 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:03:29 GMT 
    When a young Ethiopian woman went to Saudi Arabia to work as a maid her new employers treated her like a slave.


Why 'boots on the ground'? 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:01:03 GMT 
    The expression "boots on the ground" may not have been used until about 1980.


Kenya leader ICC delay rejected 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:20:49 GMT 
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone a hearing on 8 October.


Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda' 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:22 GMT 
    Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.


UK's Lord Hill faces key EU job test 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:44 GMT 
    The UK's nominee to the European Commission for financial services oversight, Lord Hill, prepares for tough questioning in the European Parliament.


Mexico charges troops with homicide 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:49:01 GMT 
    Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.


Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:54:38 GMT 
    Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.


Man charged over Oklahoma beheading 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:31:07 GMT 
    An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.


Body find sparks Alice murder probe 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT 
    The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.


Cameron vow to protect NHS spending 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:24:24 GMT 
    David Cameron will vow to protect the NHS in England from cuts for five years in his closing speech to the Tory conference.


Moazzam Begg terror charges dropped 
  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:58:53 GMT 
    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has seven terror charges against him dropped, including an allegation that he attended a training camp in Syria.
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